Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:29:09 PDT
In southern Germany it's only hederifolium that's self-sowing, since 
it's the only one that's reliably hardy. But for me it seems all the 
seedlings end up with corms laying on the ground, not underground - 
should I bury them deeper  if i want to keep them?


Am 21.03.2017 um 03:07 schrieb Mary Sue Ittner:
> For me self sowing happens when I don't remove the seeds. Someone said 
> that ants disperse the seeds. In my Northern California garden 
> Cyclamen are popping up in places near and far to where original 
> plants occur. I have lot of different species appearing. Cyclamen 
> repandum is especially happy and can flower quickly from tiny tubers. 
> I removed a tiny one starting to flower in a Zantedeschia pot I had 
> moved under cover for the winter. I'm not sure how it got there. We 
> have moderate summer temperatures winter and summer, but not plenty of 
> moisture during the summer. It's very dry here usually starting some 
> time in May until October and usually no rain at all in July and 
> August. The last couple of years we could only water 10 minutes twice 
> a week evening or early morning during the summer and since we have a 
> lot of trees with roots that go after the water, that amount of water 
> doesn't get the soil wet. Cyclamen leaves are appearing in places that 
> didn't get any water (pathways.) So at least here plenty of moisture 
> is not a requirement.
> Mary Sue
> On 3/20/2017 5:16 PM, Ellen Hornig wrote:
>> Since they germinate best when fresh, and they ripen in early July or
>> thereabouts, I'm thinking they self-sow best in places with moderate
>> summer-to-fall temps (not baking hot),  plenty of moisture during that
>> period, and either fairly mild winters (PNW) or plenty of snow cover
>> (upstate NY).
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Southern Germany
Likely zone 7a

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